I noticed today that I missed a day or two of blogging. Ooops! Oh well. That’s what happens when nothing exciting is going on.
ETP Day 15 (Monday): New rest day. Sorely needed. BMR allowance – 2012 calories. Calories inhaled – 2258. 247 calories over budget.
ETP Day 16 (Tuesday): Hill workout with Cal Coast. It has been uncharacteristically cloudy and overcast here in Southern California, and because of that, my Garmin took over 30 minutes to lock onto satellites. As a result, I missed some warm up miles. I ended up putting in 5.5 miles total, 1.4 miles during the 12 minute hard run. Half a mile less than plan. FAIL. I never got my heart rate above 90% of max. I just couldn’t get my legs moving without pain in my quads. DOUBLE FAIL. Calorie wise – this is the first day of my throttled down intake budget – I’m allowed 1762 for BMR plus 814 for exercise. I ate 2143 for a deficit of 434 calories.
ETP Day 17 (Wednesday): Easy four mile run in the late afternoon at Crystal Cove. My legs felt like toast. Nonetheless, I managed an average pace of 9:45 at an average heart rate of 72% of max. Performed my resistance workout. I was allowed my normal BMR of 1762 plus 652 calories for exercise. I ate 1856, which puts me 94 calories over budget.
Variance week to date:
- Training budget: 0.5 miles under budget
- Calorie budget: 93 calories under budget
On a related note – I’ve been incredibly fatigued. Normally I’m up at 5:30 or so, lounge with a cup of coffee, catch up on blogs, etc. This morning? Up at 7:00! Add to it sore quads and sore hip abductors – I need to watch myself the rest of this week so I don’t really screw something up. And with that – I’m off to the hills for 8 miles in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park this evening….